Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 6 May 17,Will society recover?
In recent months, in the Indian state of Karnataka, there have been many incidents regarding child abuse, rape and suicides from responsible people like teachers, administrators and people in the field of information technology (IT). This is not a healthy trend in the growing civil society that we have in my home state. The attributing reasons for children’s abuse and rape were perversion, mental instability and other social influences via films and television series. Recent incidents in my city of Bengaluru, India, demonstrated that man can be worse than an animal. The government should act on this important issue to protect children, particularly those studying in home schools, hostels and high schools. This could create confidence among parents. Today, parents are anxious about their children, until they return home safely. Those who are involved in these kinds of criminal activities should be punished severely so that others will not think of committing these crimes again.
Regarding suicides in the IT sector, this must be mainly due to stress and pressure from work and, above all, emotional turmoil. Some may extend their limitations of buying and spending, and it could lead to this. This can be avoided only with self control, confidence and emotional intelligence.
Suicide is not the answer and one should live and try to work through his/her problems. I pray that, in the coming days, both rape and suicides will reduce and society will be more peaceful – not only in my state, but on a global level, as well.
From Mr K. Ragavan